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  • Our writing competition starts with 10 students, who are eliminated one at a time based on your votes and YP editors’ picks – who will you choose?
  • This week, contestants share their unique ideas for new food flavours, such as vegetables that taste like chocolate and ice cream that feels like motivation
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  • With smiling street snacks, minibuses and more, the 31-year-old’s drawings explain popular Cantonese slang and give other Hongkongers abroad a taste of home
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • Many people think dances like the rumba and salsa are only for adults, but Latin dance is for people of all ages, one student writes
  • Another says the city’s travel restrictions discourage tourists from visiting
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  • Play spotlights teens dealing with poor body image, social media, and LGBTQ issues and shows they’re perfect no matter how they look, one student writes
  • Company behind one of Hong Kong’s most crucial modes of transport needs to fix its construction and maintenance errors, another teen writes
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  • From the memories of their late family members to a celebrity’s formula for success, these are the details our readers are curious to know
  • This week’s question is: What food do you wish your school canteen or tuck shop would serve?
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  • Move expands legislation adopted by the Kremlin in 2013 to promote ‘traditional values’ in the country; Russia explicitly outlawed same-sex marriage in 2020
  • Bill was approved in the lower house of parliament and will go to the nation’s Federation Council before landing on the desk of President Vladimir Putin
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  • The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX did not clarify whether the bans to be lifted were permanent suspensions or temporary ones
  • Musk had previously reinstated former US President Donald Trump, but did not allow conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to return
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  • Each week, we respond to a question from our readers and give advice and resources they can turn to
  • This week, we help a student who doesn’t know what to do when their parents are fighting
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  • Many have speculated the platform would fold since billionaire Elon Musk took over last month and held rounds of mass firings
  • Twitter became a new way of contacting people, but also acted as a competitor and tied people to the site during the presidency of Donald Trump
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  • The country recorded more than 31,000 cases on Wednesday as Beijing’s zero-Covid policy causes fatigue and resentment among the population, even leading to protests
  • Figures exceed the number of infections recorded in mid-April when Shanghai was under lockdown and residents struggled to buy food and access medical care
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  • Starring ‘You’ actress Jenna Ortega, the series follows the eldest child of the Addams family as she is sent to a boarding school called Nevermore Academy
  • While the show feels like a mash-up of ‘Riverdale’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’, the predictable plot doesn’t mean it is boring
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  • In early 2020, when Ceon Yan Tsz-soen was 16, she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system
  • Now at Baptist University, Ceon is one of the winners in the Best Improvement category of this year’s Student of the Year Awards
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  • Videos on Weibo and Twitter show hundreds of workers marching, with some being confronted by riot police and people in hazmat suits
  • Apple’s principal subcontractor has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases at its Zhengzhou site, leading the company to close the complex and keep 200,000 workers operating in a “closed loop” bubble
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  • Survey results from Equal Opportunities Commission also found around half of all schools teaching sex ed only devoted five hours per academic year to subject
  • Watchdog warns lack of teaching on subject could leads students to seek information from less credible sources, such as online
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